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Whether it is an uncertain economy, life adjustments or simply a change in interests, the fact is that German Dagger collectors are regularly divesting themselves of years of accumulation.

1, the Sturmabteilung (SA) or "Brown Shirts", functioned as the original paramilitary wing of the Nazi Party (NSDAP). Comprised mostly out of WWI veterans and Freikorps (German volunteer military or paramilitary units), the SA's main function was to provide protection at Nazi rallies and assemblies. The SA played a critical role in Hitler's rise to power. The organization was co-founded by Adolf Hitler and Ernst Rohm, and was later put under Rohm's leadership. In 1934, Hitler's ordered the "Blood purge" / the dis-empowering of the SA which later became known as the "Night of the Long Knives". Like most NSDAP branches, the SA wore paramilitary dress and dagger. The SA dagger was originally produced in vast quantities by 123 different cottage makers. Initially these daggers were made with the highest quality, being produced out of hand-fitted nickel fittings, hardwood grips and brown anodized or "blued" scabbards. The blades were etched, "Alles für Deutschland", or "All for Germany". Pre-1935 SA daggers were stamped with the SA group stamp to the reverse of the lower crossguard. Later examples were RZM marked and used less expensive plated zinc-based fittings with painted scabbards. Given the size of the SA we do occasionally see other rarer daggers carried by this branch of service including the SA and NSKK High Leader dagger, the Feldherrnhalle along with some very special presentation pieces. If you would like to learn more about SA daggers we provide a video guide for beginning collectors. Honor Daggers Röhm Daggers NSKK Leader Daggers Early Daggers Transitional Daggers RZM Daggers Honor Daggers Early SA Chained High Leader Dagger by Eickhorn Early SA Chained High Leader Dagger by Eickhorn We welcome the opportunity of purchasing untouched original SA High Leader Daggers The blades is are maiden hair, hand-forged, Damascus steel construction. The obverse feature a muted gilt, raised out, SA motto which reads “Alles Für Deutschland” and is flanked by oak leaf and acorn sprigs. The reverse displays that same prominent maiden-hair pattern. Not Available Röhm Daggers Partial Röhm SA Dagger by Anton Wingen Jr Partial Röhm SA Daggers The blade on these look fine. The acid etched partial “In herzlicher kameradschaft (Ernst Röhm)” motto remain visible. The acid etched “Alles für Deutschland” motto and “Anton Wingen Jr Solingen” maker mark remain intact. IFull Röhm SA Dagger by C. Eickhorn FULL Röhm SA! The blades on these are nice The acid etched “In herzlicher kameradschaft Ernst Röhm” motto are completely intact and positioned exactly where ithey should be! The “Alles für Deutschland” motto and “Carl Eickhorn Solingen” maker mark I Eickhorn Ground Rohm SA Dagger The blades must be bright example with near 100% of factory crossgrain. having a nicely frosted “Alles fur Deutschland” motto! The Rohm inscriptions are factory removed leaving no evidence that it was there. The tip is perfect, the fit is nice and tight and the crossgrain looks great against the light! The E. P. & S. (Pack) Ground Rohm SA Dagger E. Pack. The bright blade on this one has never been cleaned. It is an obvious factory ground Rohm, with all the inscription removed and part of the maker mark. The crossgrain is stunning and the motto and maker mark, are beautifully executed! The blade .. Numbered Partial Röhm SA Dagger by E.P.&S. A solid looking Partial Röhm SA that’s numbered! The blade on this one is one looks great! The acid etched “In herzlicher kameradschaft Ernst Röhm” motto looks great. It was a backyard job and you can see approximately 40%! I always prefer these to the so often seen factory ground jobs. I just picture the guys coming home ... Item Number: SA-14777 Rating: Exc+ Price: $1,595.00 USD Add to Cart Full Röhm SA Dagger by Carl Eickhorn A great looking FULL Röhm SA! The blade on this one is one to be cherished! The entire “In herzlicher kameradschaft Ernst Röhm” motto is completely intact and is positioned exactly where it should be! The “Alles für Deutschland” motto and “Carl Eickhorn Solingen” maker mark are all beautifully executed! The crossgrain shines quite nicely in the .. Item Number: NSKK Leader Daggers Chained NSKK Leader Dagger by RZM M7/66 1940 Chained NSKK Leader Dagger by RZM M7/66 1940 Here we have a beautiful chained NSKK leader dagger by Eickhorn! The blade on this one is stunning! The acid etched “Alles für Deutschland” motto and “RZM M7/66 1940” (Carl Eickhorn, Solingen) maker mark are both dark, crisp and beautifully executed! They truly provide a wonderful contrast to the bright blade! The crossgrain is stunning and runs the full length ... Chained NSKK Leader Dagger by RZM M7/66 A chained NSKK leader dagger by Eickhorn! The blade on this one is stunning! The acid etched “Alles für Deutschland” motto and “RZM M7/66” maker mark are both dark, crisp and beautifully executed! They truly provide a wonderful contrast to the bright blade! The crossgrain is stunning and runs the full length of the blade. Early Daggers Early SA by F. Dick A solid early one right from the Vet's family! The blade on this one looks nice. The acid etched and period painted “Alles für Deutschland” motto and one of 2 variant maker marks look good! The fits are all perfect as a matter of fact this thing has never been taken apart, cleaned or messed with in any way. Early NSKK Dagger by Aesculap NSKK maker that still is in the blade industry today! The blade on this one looks great! The acid etched “Alles fur Deutschland” motto and “Aesculap Tuttlingen” maker mark are both crisp and beautifully executed! The crossgrain runs the full length of the blade and looks stunning against the light! NSKK Dagger by Haco Nice example of a desirable maker. The acid etched “Alles fur Deutschland” motto and round "Haco Berlin" maker mark are both crisp and beautifully executed! The fit is nice and tight and the tip comes to a perfect point! This has been cleaned removing most of the crossgrain. The blade rates Rxc/Exc+. It has some age runner marks and ... Read and See More Early SA by Sudd Gefrees Messerfabrik The blade on this one looks good. It has a dark and beautifully executed “Alles fur Deutschland” motto and maker mark! The tip looks good, the fit is nice and just the most minor of age. The blade rates Exc++. The brown anodized scabbard has lots of factory lacquer and all the anodizing. It remains completely dent-free. The scabbard fittings ... Early SA by Johann Jeupold with Vertical Hanger Rating a 7 out of 10 on the McSarr rarity scale, here’s a nice untouched piece with a certical. The blade has some age spots the worse of which are to the reverse. Motto is crisp and nice black! Good crossgrain remains. The blade rates a Exc/Exc+. Undented scabbard is in good shape with a small dent to the obverse . Early SMF SA Dagger A nice grip on this one! The blade looks good. The crossgrain still remains visible, the fit is nice and tight and the tip comes to a perfect point. The dark acid etched “Alles fur Deutschland” motto and “SMF Solingen” maker mark are both beautifully executed! The blade rates Exc+. It has age grey throughout. The brown anodized scabbard Early SA Dagger by C. Linder A solid example all around! The blade on this one looks great. The crisp acid etched “Alles fur Deutschland” motto and “C. Linder Solingen Merscheid” maker mark are both beautifully executed! The crossgrain is real nice! It has a perfect fit and perfect tip! The blade rates in at an Exc+/Exc++. There is a bit of age and scuffs ... Early Aesculap SA Dagger Here's a quality SA maker that still is in the blade industry today!. The blade on this one rates NM! The crossgrain runs the full length of the blade and is stunning against the light! The dark acid etched “Alles fur Deutschland” motto and Aesculap maker mark are beautifully executed. The tip comes .. Early E. P. & S. (Pack) NSKK Dagger One by the one of the most popular SA dagger makers Ernst Pack. The blade on this one has been cleaned and has some light fingerprint stains. The motto and maker mark both look nice and it has a tight fit. The blade has some crossgrain and rates an Exc+/Exc++. The undented black painted scabbard body is lightly worn. Early SA Dagger by Carl Heidelberg For those of you who like to “tip a few”  Here’s a fine looking example! The bright blade on this one looks good! The acid etched “Alles fur Deutschland” motto and “Carl Heidelberg Solingen” maker mark are nicely executed! It has been cleaned at some point lightening the etch somewhat. There are some dots of age and some fine . Early Kober SA Dagger Always a hit with collectors looking for quality, Kober made a superior product! The blade on this one is pretty good. There are some dots of age I have not tried to clean. If you go outside and turn the blade just so in the sun you can see tons of crossgrain! The blade has a perfect tip, excellent fit, ... Early Tiger-stripe SA by Puma A really interesting early example by Puma! The blade on this one is a bit tired. The crisp acid etched “Alles fur Deutschland” motto and “Puma Solingen” maker mark are both beautifully executed! It’s been cleaned and the blade shows age, runner marks and wear. It has a perfect fit and perfect tip! The blade rates an Exc. The ... Early SA Dagger by Ernst Grah The blade on this one has some age but still retains good crossgrain. This is considered by the MsSarr as a rare maker rating 9/10. The acid etched “Alles fur Deutschland” motto and maker mark are slightly faded, likely by cleaning at some point. This maker is not known for having a strong etch. The fit remains nice and tight Early SA by Rare Maker August Rother Rating a 10 out of 10 on the McSarr rarity scale, here’s one worth considering. Blade is hurtin’ having been shortened and repointed by about 7mm. It’s been cleaned hard lightening the motto. Traces of crossgraining remain. The blade rates VG. Undented scabbard is in good shape with thinning anodizing but no oxidizing. The ball is undented. The fittings show . Early SA by rare maker A. Werth A real treat when these rare ones come around! This one rates 10 out of 10 for rarity on McSaars SA rarity rating list! The blade on this one is in good condition but has been cleaned! The acid etched “Alles für Deutschland” motto and maker mark are both crisply executed. The fit remains nice and tight and the tip comes .. Early SA Dagger by E. Gerling A rare bird! This one rates 9 out of 10 for rarity on McSaars SA rarity rating list! The blade on this one is in excellent condition! The acid etched “Alles für Deutschland” motto and “E. Gerling Solingen” maker mark are both crisp and beautifully executed! The crossgrain is easily visible all the way from the hilt to the tip. The ... Early NSKK Dagger by Curdts Nachf Another one from that huge collection! The blade on this one looks excellent! The acid etched “Alles für Deutschland” motto and “Curdts Nachf Solingen” maker mark are both nicely executed! The crossgrain is easily visible all the way from the hilt to the tip. The fit remains nice and tight and the tip comes to a perfect point! This ... Early SA Dagger by Haco A beautiful early SA Dagger! The blade on this one has been cleaned and it's very nice. The upper reverse has some minute scratches like someone tried to sharpen it. I say that but it's not sharp so maybe someonerubbed it across a rich or such. I tried to get this in a pic but could no you can only .. Personalized Early SA Dagger by F. Herder I’ve seen a mark like this before, The Keys of Heaven! The bright blade on this one looks good! The acid etched “Alles für Deutschland” motto and “F. Herder Solingen” maker mark are both nicely executed! The fit remains nice and tight and the tip comes to a perfect point! Early SA Dagger by F. W. Höller Many of us have come across Höller marked pieces yet this is Höllers earliest maker mark (1933-1935) and is quite rare! It rates 9 out of 10 for rarity! The bright blade on this one looks good! The acid etched “Alles für Deutschland” motto and “F. W. Höller Solingen” maker mark are both dark, crisp and ... Rare Early SA Dagger by Eduard Vitting This one rates 10 out of 10 for rarity on McSaars rating! Crazy to even find it! The blade on this one looks great! The acid etched “Alles für Deutschland” motto and “Eduard Vitting Solingen” maker mark are both crisp and beautifully executed! The crossgrain is easily visible all the way from the hilt to the tip. The fit remains nice ... Early SA Dagger by Gebr. Heller Another one from huge collection that we recently got in! The bright blade on this one looks good! The acid etched “Alles für Deutschland” motto and “Gebr. Heller” maker mark are both nicely executed! The crossgrain can be seen in the light. The fit remains nice and tight and the tip comes to a sharp point! This blade rates .. Early SA Dagger by F. W. Backhaus A great looking piece! The blade on this one looks great! The acid etched “Alles für Deutschland” motto and “F. W. Backhaus Solingen” maker mark are both dark, crisp and beautifully executed! The crossgrain is easily visible all the way from the hilt to the tip. The fit remains nice and tight and the tip comes to a sharp . Early SA Dagger by Gust. Weyersberg A rare maker and a beautiful piece! The blade on this one is in wonderful condition! The acid etched “Alles für Deutschland” motto and “Gust. Weyersberg Nachf. Solingen GWNS” maker mark are both dark, crisp and beautifully executed! The crossgrain is easily visible all the way from the hilt to the tip. The fit remains nice and tight and . Early SA Dagger by Gebr. Becker Check out that chef! The blade on this one looks great. The acid etched “Alles für Deutschland” motto and “Gebr. Becker Solingen” maker mark are both beautifully executed! The crossgrain is easily visible all the way from the hilt to the tip. The fit remains nice and tight and the tip comes to a perfect point! This blade rates Early SA Dagger by Ernst. Bruckmann A nice looking piece here! The blade on this one looks good. The acid etched “Alles für Deutschland” motto and “Ernst Bruckmann Solingen - Ohligs Mann” maker mark are both nicely executed! The fit remains nice and tight and the tip comes to a perfect point! This blade rates an Exc. It has been heavily cleaned and shows minor .. Early SA Dagger by Ludwig Groten This one is about as rare as they come! This one rates 10 out of 10 for rarity on McSaar’s SA rarity ratting The blade on this one looks decent. The acid etched “Alles für Deutschland” motto and “Ludwig Groten Solingen” maker mark look good. The fit remains nice and tight and the tip comes to a sharp point! This .. Early SA Dagger by Carl Jul. Krebs A good one here! The blade on this one looks great! The acid etched “Alles für Deutschland” motto and “H & F. Lauterjung W. Solingen” maker mark are both beautifully executed! The crossgrain is easily visible all the way from the hilt to the tip. The fit remains nice and tight and the tip comes to a perfect point! This ... Transitional NSKK Dagger by Puma A rare transitional example by a desired maker! The blade on this one is just beautiful!! It has a dark, crisp and beautifully executed acid etched “Alles für Deutschland” motto and double marked maker mark! The tip comes to a perfect point and the fit is nice and tight. The crossgrain wonderfully shines against the light! The blade rates . Early NSKK Dagger by Malsch & Ambronn I love the look of this maker mark! The blade on this one looks good. The acid etched “Alles für Deutschland” motto and “Malsch & Ambronn Steinbach” maker mark are both beautifully executed! The crossgrain is easily visible all the way from the hilt to the tip. The fit remains nice and tight and the tip comes to a perfect .. Early SA Dagger by Carl Bender The blade on this one looks good. The acid etched “Alles für Deutschland” motto and “Carl Bender Solingen” maker mark are both beautifully executed! The crossgrain is easily visible all the way from the hilt to the tip. The fit remains nice and tight and the tip comes to a perfect point! This blade rates Exc+. It shows heavy ... Early SA Dagger by F. Von Brosy A rare maker mark on this one! This one rates 9 out of 10 for rarity on McSaar’s SA rarity ratting! The blade on this one looks excellent! The acid etched “Alles für Deutschland” motto and “F. Von Brosy-Steinberg Solingenmaker mark are both dark, crisp and beautifully executed! The crossgrain is easily visible all the way from the hilt to ... Add to Cart Early SA Dagger by Thomas Wielputz Early SA Dagger by Thomas Wielputz A rare maker mark on this one! This one rates 9 out of 10 for rarity on McSaar’s SA rarity ratting! The blade on this one looks excellent! The acid etched “Alles für Deutschland” motto and “Thomas Wielputz Solingen-Hohscheid Gegr. 1880.” maker mark are both beautifully executed! The crossgrain is easily visible all the way from the hilt to the tip. .. Early SA by Otto Simon A nice dark motto from a maker 9 on the McSaar rarity scale. The blade on this one has a dark and deep acid etched “Alles fur Deutschland” motto and maker mark both beautifully executed! The crossgrain is still visible as you turn this in the sun! The fit is nice and tight and the tip comes to a perfect point. . Early SA Dagger by Clemen & Jung Another excellent example from huge collection that we recently got in! The blade on this one looks excellent! The acid etched “Alles für Deutschland” motto and “Clemen & Jung Z Solingen” maker mark are both beautifully executed! The crossgrain is easily visible all the way from the hilt to the tip. The fit remains nice and tight and the tip . Early SA Dagger by Otto Simon A rare maker on this one! It rates 9 out of 10 for rarity on McSaar’s SA rarity rating list! The blade on this one looks good. The “Alles für Deutschland” motto and “Otto Simon Steinbach Kr.M.” maker mark are both beautifully executed! The crossgrain shines quite nicely in the light, running the full length of the blade. The .. Earliest SA Dagger by Eickhorn This piece would have been among the preliminary Eickhorn production of SA Daggers! The cleaned blade on this one looks good. The acid etched “Alles fur Deutschland” motto and large double oval “Carl Eickhorn C.E. Solingen” maker mark are both nicely executed! The fit remains nice and tight and the tip comes to a perfect point! This blade rates . McSarr SA Rarity Rating A must for the serious SA collector, this lists all the makers by rarity and is the most recent issue. This is an original 2 side example in a protective plastic cover. It will be shipped 1st class mail at No Charge. Great opportunity to support our hobby researchers! No pic supplied for obvious reasons! :) . Add to Cart Transitional NSKK Dagger by C. Eickhorn Always nice to see a transitional piece! The blade on this one looks great! The acid etched “Alles für Deutschland” motto and transitional “RZM M7/66 1938” / “Eickhorn Solingen Original” maker marks are all dark, crisp and beautifully executed! The crossgrain is easily visible from hilt to tip. Transitional NSKK Dagger by Puma A rare transitional example by a desired maker! The blade on this one is just beautiful!! It has a dark, crisp and beautifully executed acid etched “Alles für Deutschland” motto and double marked maker mark! The tip comes to a perfect point and the fit is nice and tight. Transitional SA Dagger by Eickhorn Transitional Eickhorn SA’s are the most abundant of a transitional’s. The blade on this one loloks excellent! The dark and crisp acid etched “Alles für Deutschland” motto and double “Eickhorn Solingen”/“RZM M7/66 1939” maker mark are beautifully executed! Add to Cart RZM Daggers RZM M7/27 SA Dagger by Puma Here’s a good looking RZM piece with a nice dark motto! The blade on this one looks great. The crisp acid etched “Alles fur Deutschland” motto is beautifully executed and the “RZM M7/27” (Pumawerk (Lauterjung & Sohn), Solingen) maker mark is a bit lightened losing most it's burnish. RZM M7/72 (Karl Rob. Kaldenbach) SA Dagger A solid example here! The blade on this one rates NM. The crossgrain is beautiful against the light, the tip and fit are both perfect and the dark motto and maker mark are both beautifully executed! There are the common runner marks and light evidence of a few fingerprints. The brown painted scabbard has 99% of its original paint still intact . SA Dagger by RZM M7/42 (WKC) A nice looking piece here! This one was previously owned by Simply Daggers in the U.K. I will just use his previous description: “I am on a run at the moment for very nice condition daggers, RZM M7/8 NSKK Dagger A nice piece! The blade on this one looks great! The dark and crisp acid etched “Alles fur Deutschland” motto and “RZM M7/8” (Eduard Gembruch, Solingen-Grafrath) maker mark are beautifully executed! The crossgrain is wonderful as you shine it in the light! Here’s a nice looking RZM piece! The blade on this one looks great. The crisp acid etched “Alles fur Deutschland” motto and “RZM M7/27” (Pumawerk (Lauterjung & Sohn), Solingen) maker mark are both beautifully executed! The crossgrain is stunning as it shines against the light, all the way from the hit to tip! The tip is perfect and the fit .. RZM M7/68 NSKK Dagger 1941 A nice example here! The blade on this one rates Exc++. The crossgrain is beautiful against the light, the tip and fit are both perfect and acid etched “Alles fur Deutschland” motto and “RZM M7/68” (Tigerwerk Lauterjung & Co., Solingen) maker mark are both dark, crisp and beautifully executed! There is the common age greying throughout. SA/SS Dagger Wrench The perfect piece when the job calls for it! We created here a precise wrench for taking apart SA and SS Daggers. I’ve seen people damage pommel nuts using the wrong tool for the job,

As a former collector myself I understand  how one might be ill prepared to sell their collection when the time comes.

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The Three D’s of Liquidation
Having dealt with the marketing of numerous collections  We have learned to recognize the three D’s that lead to collection liquidation: “Death,” “Debt” and / or “Divorce.” We have witnessed dozens German Dagger collections sold and most fall under one of those headings.

 

     Before contacting potential buyers, You must decide that you ready and prepared  to sell. This is crucial. If you are not ready to sell, you will be wasting your time and that of anyone you contact to buy the collection.

Selling a German Dagger collection is not a fishing expedition—

it is a business decision, plain and simple.

You have to break your emotional ties

with the items to be able to sell them.

     Don’t cherry-pick your own collection .

    When you try to sell a complete collection,

a buyer is probably looking at a huge sellection with

an eye for a few key items that will help him

quickly recoup a portion of his or her investment.

 fast turn-around items for the buyer.

     Decide on an asking  price “wish price” before  contacting  any potential buyer,

  ask about their terms before you become involved in sending much information.

This is an important step in the process:

Decide what you think is a fair price “Wish Price”

before you contact a dealer.

    You are selling the collection.

Research what you think it is worth and don’t rely on blind offers. But bear in mind, you are selling to a dealer: Don’t expect retail prices. He or she needs to be able to buy at wholesale.

The Big Day

    After deciding you are ready to sell and you have determined a “wish price” for the collection,  contact at least a couple of  potential dealers . Do not give them a complete inventory, but send them photos of the collection when it was displayed or ,create a group image

by placing everything on a table or the floor .

Such images will provide the prospective dealers a good idea of the scope of  you collection.

    Once the images are received you might ask the dealer “What is your standard rate of pay?”

You may receive an answer like

 “I look over the collection and make an offer.”

Or

 “I examine the collection, make an estimate of how much I think I can sell it for and then offer you 60-70% of that price.”

The second reply is a straight-forward answer. 60-70 % of retail is a fair offer when selling a large mixed collection.

You will avoid having to lug the stuff around from show to show or deal with dozens of small buyers .

     The Dealer will make an informed, quick evaluation and decide whether or not they can make a profit on the collection ?.

    Try and remain completely detached from the collection.

 The convenience of immediate payment and immediate liquidation might be enough to convince you to accept the dealer’s terms.

    Acquiring the collection might take you 20 years. Selling will take a couple of emails.